Welcome! We're Tom and Lydia, natural cider makers.

Our low intervention ciders contain only fruit that the two of us have handpicked from unsprayed, biodiversity-rich, traditional standard orchards and are as local to us as possible. Apples are the only ingredient you will ever find in any of our ciders! 

We don’t add any sugar, water or sulphites and we don’t pasteurize. Fermentation happens spontaneously using the apples' wonderful wild yeasts!

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  • On Foxwhelp 2022...

    "One of the most delicious, crystalline, deep, balanced and beautiful Foxwhelps ever. A masterpiece of potential extremes brought into harmony. Drink now or save for up to 10+ years, easy."

    Cider Review, 22nd November 2023

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  • On our tours and tastings...

    "Tom and Lydia were not only friendly but also incredibly knowledgeable about the cider-making process. They took the time to explain the different processes used in crafting their ciders, and their passion for their craft was evident in every word they spoke. Of course, the tasting session was the crown jewel of the visit. We were treated to a curated flight of ciders, each with its own unique flavor profile and character."

    Charlie (visited August 2023)

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  • On Strange Shrew 2021

    Magnificent, huge, gastronomic Herefordshire dry bittersweet. Serve with hefty, robust food or save for indulgent moments in a few years.

    Cider Review, 22nd November 2023

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How big is our cider's carbon footprint?

We are hugely proud to be the first UK cidery to publish our carbon footprinting data. Each bottle of cider now contains this information on the label. We believe this is an essential metric for us all to start being able to make conscious and informed choices about what we consume and the effect those decisions will have on our planet.

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'All I think about is picking apples'

This season we have had the complete honour of being shadowed by Finn Beales, an award-winning travel, lifestyle and commercial photographer. Finn has beautifully captured what it is to make and love cider through both still and moving image whilst exploring every aspect of our process from handpicking to pressing.

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“We want to get ourselves away from the disposable, consumptive culture of debt and infinite growth.”

Read about our cidermaking ethos in this wonderful article for Pellicle Mag by Helen Jerome, with beautiful photography by Lily Waite.

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